News Digest, August 13

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 13 August, 2012, 8:44am

HK policeman dies during New York ironman contest

A 43-year-old Hong Kong police superintendent on leave in New York, Andy Naylor, became distressed during the first leg of the city's three-stage ironman triathlon, a 4.8-kilometre swim in the Hudson River, and died later in hospital. Police said an autopsy would be conducted.

PLA joins Chongqing search for serial killer

The military has been drafted to help in a massive police search for a serial armed robber believed to have shot dead 11 people over eight years, including two in Chongqing on Friday. Parts of the municipality were shut down.

Regulator moves to fix troubled B-share market

The hopes of investors with cash tied up in the beleaguered B-share market rose after Shenzhen Stock Exchange chief Song Liping said: "We will make an appropriate arrangement for B-share companies to return to the A-share market."

Anatomy of a failing marriage

Months of behind-the-scenes squabbling over a division of assets between US private equity firm Warburg Pincus and fuel supply and logistics group Titan Petrochemicals has brought their marriage, sealed with a complicated deal in 2007, close to divorce.